Have the cup after sipping coffee? Air New Zealand to serve refreshments in delicious vanilla cups
At first, it doesn’t sound too appetizing to eat the cup in which you just drank your coffee, but what Air New Zealand has come to terms with may eat your words.
The airlines started delivering coffee on its flights in edible cups to reduce the production of onboard waste. It is not the first time that New Zealand’s national carrier has experimented with eco-friendly waste management strategies, as it had moved on flights and in its lounges to biodegradable cups in the previous.
Go a leap ahead, CNN Travel announced that the airline was partnering with Twiice, a New Zealand-based family business that specializes in making edible cups.
The latest cups have already been rolled out in vanilla flavor and are resistant to melting from warm fluids such as coffee, tailor-made for Air New Zealand.
Nikki Chave, the airline’s customer relationship manager, told CNN that around 8 billion cups of coffee are served each year onboard Air New Zealand flights, and customer satisfaction for edible cups has so far been overwhelming since the start of this groundbreaking new initiative.
Twiice and Air New Zealand are taking a step forward in exploring new possibilities for extending their relationship.
Twiice’s co-founder, Jamie Cashmore replied his group is working to develop up an entire variety of edible crockeries such as plates and small plates that would ultimately be served on the planes.
The flight crew is no stranger to go the extra mile to go green, as in July of this year, in favor of small reusable bowls to serve condiments, it duched single-use plastic containers.